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  • I am a wedding & family photographer based in Greenville NC. I love shooting and enjoy traveling throughout the United States for different photography events.

    To me, photography is a personal experience that allows a moment to be captured in time. My clients know that our time together usually involves lots of interaction and tons of laughter. The experience is designed to be fun and non stressful!

    I hope each of you visiting my page have had a chance to connect in some fashion to my images and I hope you return again soon!

    Thanks to each of my clients that allow me to be a part of their lives..you are what makes my business what it is! Until we meet again..Laurie

    and a big thanks to Shannon B. Atkins Photography for my fabulous bio picture!!

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Senior – Class of 2013 – Greenville NC – Savannah

Yep, you read right Class of 2013!! Sweet Savannah is about to finish her first year of college but after seeing her images you’ll see why I had to post a few, she’s too stinkin cute to not share!!! I’ve know Savannah literally since she was just a child, so to do this session for her was a mixture of happiness and sadness for me!! Happiness that she is starting the coolest journey ever, of figuring out who she is and what she wants to do with her life but saddest because it’s just one more reminder I’m getting older!!

From the very beginning, I learned Savannah is quiet but very observant! She did her senior project with me so I got to work with her on a regular basis. She has a love for photography and a natural talent to see art in every day life. I often marveled how even in my busyness she found peace through the camera. I learned quick that her quite  manner should never be mistaken for an unsureness…. I’ll never forget on our session when I stretched her beyond her comfort zone, how she would respond to my request in a subtle but firm  “I’d rather not!” With other clients, maybe I would try to charm them into trying my idea but with Savannah I was pretty convinced she was likely unmoving in her decision. With other clients I may have been frustrated but I also learned early on with Savannah, that even in her timidness the camera LOVED her!! She doesn’t really have a bad angle or even a bad expression. There is a certain sparkle that seems to bubble inside of her everytime I have taken her picture…. she is what many people say a natural!!!

Savannah, I’m sorry this has taken so long, you truly are a treasure!! I hope you enjoy every moment of college!!!

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Wedding – Elizabethan Gardens – Manteo, NC – Molly & Myers

I remember going to Manteo on school trips and occassionally in the summer as a child but I don’t think I ever really grasped the beauty of the gardens!!  Maybe I was just too busy. Or maybe I hadn’t learned to appreciate nature’s beauty yet, but I have to say when I walked into Elizabethan Gardens to shoot Molly & Myers wedding I was simply in awe!!!! It’s my policy that my brides and grooms spend enough time with me before their wedding, that we are literally friends leading into their event. To some it may be crazy but for me it flows perfectly with my business plan. So if you combine the majestic beauty of the gardens, with friends that are relaxed and at ease in front of my camera, you can’t help but get images full of loveliness and emotion!!! 

Molly & Myers where the golden example of how to be relaxed and enjoy the day!! Whether it was a timeline that was slightly awry or a wardrobe malfunction, they handled it with grace and with a smile, making sure to enjoy every moment, memory, and slight hiccup. You see, they seemed to know a secret that sometimes isn’t discovered until it’s too late….  in the end they knew it was all going to be perfect and it was going to be their very own fantastic day!!

Molly & Myers thanks for not only allowing me to capture your memories but also allowing me into your life. I’m not sure when I realized how much I would come to adore you guys…. maybe it was when I saw your love for your dogs or maybe it was when I saw the awe inspiring Pirate nation support or it possibly could have been when you uttered the simple words… “I trust you” (Oh what sweet music to my ears!!!!) You guys are a breathe of fresh air in a crazy & busy world!! Hope to see you both soon!!! xo

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Wedding – First Pentecostal Holiness – Greenville NC – Tracy & Corby

I met Corby years ago when I was starting out my business but as the years passed, I seemed to loose track  of where he was in life. Then social media clicked in and I was able to reconnect with tons of people… old clients, highschool friends, current friends.. you name it and they could be found! It wasn’t long after facebook became a normal part of my existence that I noticed Corby began posting pictures of a beautiful young lady and they seemd to be rather happy:)The posts of their adventures where pretty steady and then one day, there it was… the announcement, they where getting married!! So when Corby contacted me about shooting their wedding I was delighted. From just the excitement in his message, I knew Tracy was adored by Corby!! But then within minutes of meeting Tracy, I realized she adored Corby as much as he adored her. From the beginning, they seemed balanced and worked well as a team… it was never me or you but rather us. They simply fit!!!

When their wedding day came around I was confident it would be tons of fun and I was confident the people in their wedding would make life, lively and humorous!! And they did not disappoint!! I can’t recall a single thing I asked them to do that was too out there for them, their enthusiatic demeanor made my job incredibly easy!!  I was so encouraged to see the amount of people that loved and supported this couple. They had family & friends that where invested in their lives and made sure their day was full of laughter and joy!! Tracy & Corby it’s been nearly a year since you said your vows but I often remember how beautiful your day was!! I wish you both years of happiness, joy, and laughter! I hope your images will always take you back to the moments you never want to forget!!!

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Wedding – St. Anne’s Chapel – Tarboro, NC – Hannah & Ilya

I know, it’s be an upsurd amount of time since I have been here and for that I am sorry!!! I’m hoping this is a new leaf and I can begin sharing not just my images but my life again. The amount of posts that have been unblogged are nearly impossible to catch up on so I will randomly be blogging some of my weddings and sessions from 2013 because I feel like 2013 just didn’t get any loving and that just plain STINKS!! In between I will be posting recent sessions and weddings to try to somewhat stay on track!

So to start with I wanted to share the amazing wedding I shot last year in one of our neighboring towns that is holds so much history and is nothing short of charming!! When Hannah orginally contacted me, she let me know her and her fiancé, Ilya, where living in New York but the wedding itself would be in Tarboro at a venue her parents owned. As she began to describe the location my heart leaped, I knew the exact location she was speaking of. I had stumbled upon it almost a year before and had fallen in love! On my intitial discovery, I immmedaietly thought what an amzing little place and how wonderful it would be for weddings!! With a lil searching and snooping (for lack of a better word) I quickly discovered not only was it a venue that could be used but it was actually set for a wedding..… like that day!!! Panic mode set in, I booked it on out of there!! I will never forget my assistant  laughing as I ran to my car, jumped in and sped away. I promised myself I would find out who ran this precious lil gem! Well days turned to weeks, which turned to months, and as you guess, I never found out UNTIL….. Hannah, oh my sweet Hannah, called me to shoot her wedding!!! I was beyond thrilled that the lil gem I found the year before had found its way back to my path!! Saint Anne’s Chapel was beautiful and seemed to hold so many stories but this time I would get to help document one of it’s amazing adventures!!  The more I talked to Hannh, the more I knew her wedding was exactly the type of wedding I LOVED!!  The venue itself was owned by her adoring family, the dress she was to wear had been worn by many ladies in her family (including her mother), the word that was used over and over was, CELEBRATION…. this was my perfect wedding!!!!

As many of you know in North Carolina you never really know what kind of weather you might get in April (well really any month) but as their day arrived, the weather was PERFECT!! So take a minute and join me on memory lane as I remember Hannah & Ilya’s celebration!!!

 

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Black Friday Specials!!!!

It’s hard to beleive Thanksgiving is over and we are off to Christmas but I couldn’t let today pass without sharing a little holiday cheer!!!! This year Crutchfield Photography is offering 3 fabulous offers for 24 hours only for Black Friday…woohoo!!!!! So for those clients that love a deal or for that person that loves photography  make sure you act quick!!

Some rules:

#1 – You must EMAIL me that you want a particular deal (don’t FB message me OR call/text me, it must be in EMAIL form – the address is lcphoto@suddenlink.net

#2 – You must write in the subject line BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS

#3 – I MUST get your email no later than 1:00 pm on Saturday November 30th for this to count (please know I may not respond until Monday but if you get it on time you are safe!!)

And now on to the crazy deals!!!!!

Deal 1: 20% off all Print Orders, High Res Discs with Printing rights (this does include weddings), One on One Mentoring Sessions, Canvases, etc (EXCLUDES: albums, mini session digital rights, & portrait/wedding packages)

Deal 2: BOGO Special!!! Purchase a normal standard session for $130 and get one FREE!!! This is awesome for those that want to have a least 2 sessions throughout the year OR you can keep a session and gift a session (Sessions include  up to 4 people and exlude newborn, Senior, or Bridal sessions)

Deal 3: Purchase a gift card for $100 and get an additional $25 FREE

So hurry up you have 24 hours to get your deal and don’t forget to write in the subject line BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS

and because no post is complete without a few pictures here are just a few:)

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